Guwahati, Sept. 5
Dr Rela Institute & Medical Centre, Chennai has organized a daylong Hepatitis B and C screening camp at Guwahati Press Club on 9 September 2019 (11 am to 3 pm). Subsequent expert opinions by consultant hepatologists from the multi-specialty hospital (with necessary privacy) will also be made available for those participants on 14 September (11 am to 3 pm), who test positive for the disease.
Currently, chronic Hepatitis B and C are the major burden of the liver diseases in India which eventually lead tocirrhosis of the liver and hepatocellular carcinoma.
However, a simple screening test can provide an opportunity to treat the disease and to identify patients, who are at risk of Hepato cellular carcinoma. For the person, diagnosed negative for Hepatitis B can be protected by giving proper vaccines.
The initiative of Dr Rela Institute &Medical Centre (www.relainstitute.com), which can be termed as an important example of social healthcare initiatives, is expected to benefit member-journalists of the press club in northeast India to fight against Hepatitis B and C.
Pinky Salam, a young and enthusiastic Reporter is working with Imphal Times since 2018. Apart from being a reporter, he is a musician and plays Guitar in his spare time. Pinky is a resident of Sagolband Salam Maning Leikai, Imphal and lives with his parents. He can be reached at [email protected]
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